Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by martian1, Nov 26, 2003.
I am interested in this amp, how much for one in excellent condition prices vary from £250-£500.
Try ebay. You see them for around £250- £310 at close.
I paid £650 for a new 8000S when they first came out but later bought a Quad 77 because it was very cheap and I figured it could be sold for a profit.
Of course I tried it in my system out of interest and ended up selling the Audiolab; the Quad isn't as versatile as the Audiolab but to my ears it sounded far better - more musical, less analytical.
Didn't like to say so as martian likes the audiolab, but yes i agree! I would also prefer the Roksan amps in the same category or the Alpha 9. Each to his own.................
Well hopefully i should get to try the Audiolab8000s very soon. It will be interesting to compare the sound with the Roksan Kandy MKIII, a friend of mine has one on order.
We both have the same speakers so i should be able to make a reasonable comparison. My mate loved the sound of my Audiolab 8000a but didn"t fancy going the 2nd hand route.
Apart from the risk of picking up a duff piece of kit [or none at all!! if ripped off] i love the sound of the older equipment before digital really kicked in. And i feel i could get a class sounding system without breaking the bank [and the missus my neck!]. I will try and get my hands on the Audiolab power amp and possibly a DAC next.
My system will be: Pioneer 703 cd player
Audiolab 8000s Amp
Kef Q50 speakers
Silver anniversary speaker cable
Phono lead [£100 chord i think!]
Mates system : Rokstan Kandy cd player [new version]
Rokstan Kandy MKIII Amp
Kef Q50 speakers
speaker cable [unsure yet]
Phono lead [£250 cable!]
Cost of my system will be about £750
Mates system £1400 [he got phono lead for £100 as part of deal!]
It will be interesting to see [or hear] if the extra £650 was worth it.
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